Facebook suspend accounts linking Russia To African ElectionsChris Adelugba2019-11-01T11:52:26+01:00
Facebook has said it suspended three networks of Russian accounts for attempting to interfere in the domestic politics of eight African countries.
The company said in a statement on Wednesday, that the networks aimed to promote Russian interests in the region, while meddling in internal politics such as the Mozambique and Madagascar elections, and also criticising French and US policies in the region.
Company says accounts targeted people in Madagascar, CAR, Mozambique, DRC, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Sudan and Libya.
The campaigns targeted people in Madagascar, Central African Republic, Mozambique, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Sudan and Libya, and used almost 200 fake and compromised accounts which attracted more than one million followers in Africa.